Friday, October 24, 2008

Enthusiasm is Building for November 15th Texas Recycles Day

Literally building, piles of recyclables already received on the wrong date! Okay, mark your calendar. Keep Carrollton Beautiful’s Texas Recycles Day is Saturday,November 15th from 9:00 to 1:00 in Newman Smith’s parking lot.

Boy Scout Troop 787 has already pitched in to properly dispose of the dumped recyclables. Even on Sunday, they were there, willing to help using their troop’s trailer to transport all the stuff to the proper recycler. “I don’t know what I would have done with all the stuff if they hadn’t volunteered. Every time we work with Troop 787, they show us what wonderful scouts they are”, said Sharon Goddard.

Help yourself have more space and a clear conscious; dispose of all your stuff in the proper way. Clean out your closets – any old electronics hiding there or clothes you no longer wear? What about your drawers – any cell phones or eye glasses no longer in use? Clear out your bookshelves – any unwanted, outgrown or already read books you could donate? Clean out your garage, shed, backyard – get rid of old tires, scrap metal, appliances!

Bring it all to Texas Recycles Day and breathe a sigh of relief in all the new space you have! Their vendors will be recycle: computers, electronics, monitors, fax machines, printers (no TV’s); car tires, car batteries; cell phones and lap tops ( all year long); knitting yarn; eye glasses and accessories; durable medical equipment – braces, crutches, canes, chairs, beds; gently used clothes for children and adults; gently used books, used athletic shoes for refurbishing or reuse; “white metal” (appliances without Freon), scrap metal, etc.; personal document shredding; and office paper. Keep Carrollton Beautiful will make sure none of it goes to the landfill.

Just think how much energy and resources we’ll save. Recycling steel each year saves enough energy to power Los Angeles for eight years. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours. Each ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water. Let’s all be part of the environmental solution.

Since they are only using high school volunteers for this event, please register your group at If you’d like to circulate a flier at your workplace or neighborhood, email or go to the Forms section of the website.


Keep Carrollton Beautiful is a catalyst and community liaison making Carrollton a cleaner and more beautiful place. Keep Carrollton Beautiful is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to engage Carrollton to enhance our community environment.
Since 2004, we have held 49 public events utilizing 5,400 volunteers. Our programs funnel energy and money into community improvement in partnership with Carrollton’s public, private and civic groups. Our leadership is a volunteer Board who work in all aspects of the community.

Sharon is a third generation Carrolltonite who has spent the last five years creating community in Carrollton. She believes:
“America is in a crisis. We're in a very Un-American jam. We are doing a very poor job educating all our children; the drop-out rate is very high -- with the weather changing in much of the world to flood and/or drought; the devastation of global warming is getting clearer -- the unemployment rate is raising the numbers of "working poor".
All the change we need is in the average citizens' hands. Historically, citizen leadership is the only way anything in America has ever changed. Everyone needs to do their part at home and at work. It's up to all of us to be the best of America.”

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